Mar 6, 2008

101 year-old aims London Marathon

A 101-year-old man is going to run in the London Marathon. Can you believe this? Buster Martin, who ran the Roding Valley half marathon in Essex in five hours 13 minutes, is now focusing on London's 26-mile event to become the world's oldest competitive athlete.

Buster, who lives in London, made headlines last year when he signed up as an agony uncle for men's magazine FHM, offering guidance to a younger generation. Buster has 17 children and started work again at Pimlico Plumbers in London three years ago because he was bored!

The BBC reports that, on finishing the Roding Valley half marathon run, the first words of the working plumber were: "Where's my beer?"


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